Maintaining past successful strategies and infusing new cutting edge research, this book emphasizes both constructivist and explicit strategies for teaching literacy to young children within an integrated language arts approach.
Table of Contents
1. Foundations of Early Literacy Development: Surveying the Past to the Present. 2. Assessing Early Literacy Development to Design Instruction. 3. Literacy and Diversity: Meeting Individual Needs of English Language Learners, Children with Disabilities and Other Diverse Concerns. 4. Language and Vocabulary Development. 5. Strategies to Figure out Words: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness, and Phonics. 6. Developing Comprehension of Text and Concepts About Books. 7. Writing, Spelling, and Literacy Development. 8. Motivating Reading and Writing Using Children's Literature, Literacy Centers, Technology, and Play. 9. Organizing and Managing the Literacy Program. 10. Family Literacy Partnerships: Home and School Working Together.